Strong, stable berthing for fishermen in Howth Harbour

May 16, 2021

Fisherman working from busy Howth Harbour now access their boats safely from strong and stable berths, built specifically to withstand the demanding nature of their work – no matter what the weather.

“In 2016, we completed the installation of our heavy-duty pontoons for the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), giving the local fishermen somewhere suitable to offload their catch,” says Maeve Parker, our senior marina engineer. 

“The most challenging part of the project was ensuring the pontoons were robust enough for the commercial activities while not looking out of place in such a picturesque location.”

Five years later, the pontoons are still serving the many fishermen well and the thoughtful design has not detracted from the aesthetics of the surrounding area.